Thursday, August 15, 2013

Hiatus

I honestly didn't mean to be gone for so long.

What was intended to be a week long break to refresh and recharge has somehow turned into not only weeks away, but months.

But, sometimes these things happen for a reason.

By nature, I'm an introvert who doesn't really like to be the centre of attention. Writing a personal style blog was fun and something that pushed my personal boundaries (I guess you would say it's my Lean In activity - putting myself out there is the thing that scares me), but a few months ago it became a chore. It seemed as though all of my free time was spent working on growing my blog and its following, putting together outfits and thinking of creative ways to re-wear what I already owned (growing discontent with my closet and a modest clothing budget really didn't help), and trying to stay ahead of (or at least with) the curve.

Honestly, it became exhausting.

I pushed along for as long as I could, but I started to notice that I just didn't have the words. The content was suffering, and for someone who started a blog because they love to write, it just didn't seem right.

So I took a step back.

At first I felt guilty that I was neglecting my baby, but then I felt relieved - not having yet another schedule to follow felt like a weight had been lifted. So, for the past few weeks I've had the opportunity to focus on me - my day job, my volunteer activities, my personal life, and more recently, my chaotic move (how is it that moving five blocks is more difficult and takes longer than moving across five provinces?!)

However, as nice as the break was, I've found myself missing the blogging community and my creative outlet in the past few weeks. So, I guess what I'm saying is that I'd like to come back, if you (the blogging/fashion community) will have me.

Petite Adventures won't be a dedicated personal style blog - although, those might pop up occasionally - but will be more well rounded to reflect my loves (and sometimes loathes) in life.

So, stay tuned...

9 comments:

  1. Kate, I'm happy to see you back. And I applaud your refreshing honesty. Sometimes, we lose some of the love and need to step away in order to come back stronger. I think I speak for all of us when I say you don't need to be welcomed back; you are part of us no matter what.

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  2. I was wondering what you'd been up to! Sometimes a break is much needed and I can't wait to see you blogging again - whatever the form.

    xo, alison*elle

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  3. Welcome back and yes a short distance move is more difficult! So strange but true. Good for you for taking time and look forward to reading what you share!

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  4. Loved this honest piece you've written. In the same vein, we thought we were going to be much busier this summer blogging but we found that things just weren't as 'organic' anymore so we took small steps to focus on other things and that has been great for us. Excited to have you back and look forward to what you put out!

    CJ and Katherine
    www.ourmode.ca

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  5. welcome back kate!! i can relate to this post a lot. ive found i still enjoy blogging because i've branched out, hopefully adding different topics will help you get back into blogging.

    personal style blogging has changed a lot in the past few years... i'm not sure it's for the better though!

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  6. nice to see you're back, putting together outfits is exhausting sometimes for sure!!

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  7. Yay, glad to see you're back, Kate! We all need those breaks from the blogging world sometimes. (When I take one, I'm astonished at how much free time I suddenly have lol.)

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  8. Oh, your feelings are completely understandable! I'm glad to see you're back though :)

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